Kid Rock was mentioned at the Michigan Republican Party convention last weekend as a candidate for U.S. Senate. Now, the politically outspoken musician has launched a website in support of his potential bid.
The website, Kidrockforsenate.com, takes you to a homepage where Rock (born Robert James Ritchie) is sitting in a chair next to a stuffed deer. The words “Made in Detroit” can be seen on the window shade behind him. Underneath the photo are the words Beneath the photo of Rock is a caption that reads “ARE YOU SCARED?” in all caps.
And while there are no additional pages or information on the site, there are t-shirts and hats already available for purchase that read: “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate.” There is an alternating sign next to the merchandise with messages like “Pimp of the Nation,” “You’ve Never Met A Politician Quite Like Me” and “In Rock We Trust.”
Many were unsure as to whether or not Rock was making a legitimate bid for the Senate, but the musician took to Twitter on Wednesday to clarify: “I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… http://kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES.” Rock followed up his bombshell announcement by saying “Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future.”
Social media doesn’t quite know how to respond to Rock’s run for U.S. Senate. Some are in support of the idea, and feel that he will bring a fresh approach to the Republican party in Michigan, while others are shuddering at the idea of another celebrity entering politics. Check out some of the most notable reactions below.
One user felt that since Kid Rock announced his run for the Senate, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been teasing his run for President in 2020, all that’s needed is comedian Chris Rock to enter politics to complete the “Rock” trifecta.
Rock will be running against Debbie Stabenow, whose been the Michigan rep. since 2001. According to People’s Pundit Daily, the last time a Republican won the seat was in 1988, but, as is noted, that was the last year a Republican won the state on a Presidential level until President Donald Trump in 2016.
Rock has been vocal is his support for the President, telling Rolling Stone that he’s “digging Trump” and that we should “Let the business guy run the country like a business.” As is pointed out below, however, Rock has yet to file paperwork with the FEC (Federal Election Committee), meaning that his run for U.S. Senate is not quite official yet. Earlier this year, Rock and fellow musician Ted Nugent visited Trump in the White House.